It won't make much of a splash here or in the Maritimes. We already have refundable deposits on water bottles.
But Canadian Springs is really rocking the boat in Ontario. The beverage industry there has been fighting refundable deposits for twenty years. Ontario is still the only province in Canada besides Manitoba where consumers don't get a cash reward for recycling.
The defection of Canadian Springs is one more sign that the tide is going out for the shaky enterprise of collecting bottles and cans in the Blue Box.
Why send diesel trucks door to door to collect bubbles of air, when you can support a local hockey team with a bottle drive instead?
Pic: Eco-friendly graffiti in Greece